INFORM: Sports Law – July 2024

Here is the July edition of the ‘Inform: Sports Law’ publication. We endeavour to provide a synopsis of key developments in sports, esports, and gaming laws in India and overseas, as well as to engage with stakeholders in these fields.

The Indian sports arena continues to witness an increased focus on strengthening the regulatory framework through legislative changes and court pronouncements.

The highlights of the current issue are:

Updates – 

  • CAS Dismisses Lia Thomas’ Challenge to WA Policy, Citing Lack of Standing
  • Anti-Doping Violation: CAS Upholds Decision Clearing Hurdler Tobi Amusan
  • FIFA Regulations Amended: Measures to Safeguard Female Players and Coaches
  • Biological Passport Abnormalities: Australian Cyclist Gets Four-Year Ban
  • Financial Dues Settled: World Rowing Lifts Suspension of Serbian Rowing Federation
  • Olympic Charter: Flexibility Proposed in Venue Selection for Opening Ceremonies
  • Paris 2024: IOC Updates Portrayal Guidelines for Gender-Equal Media Coverage
  • Fair Competition: World Sailing Adopts New Transgender Participation Policy
  • US Becomes First Team to be Penalised under Stop-Clock Rule
  • ED Raids Online Betting App Fairplay for Illegal Cricket Broadcasting

Case Laws – 

  • Karnataka High Court Prohibits Racing and Betting Activities at Bangalore Turf Club
  • Mere Participation in National Games Does Not Guarantee Sports Quota: J&K High Court